Mark W. Yonge
Maritime Industry Consultant
Port, Terminal, Stevedoring, "Niche" market Ship Owning & Operations, Short Sea Shipping, Industry & Government Relations
155 Isle of Venice Dr., Suite 602 Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
Phone: 954-889-6852; Cell: 954-873-8716; FAX: 954-761-1718
E-mail: email@example.com Website:http://www.intermodalmarine.com
Mark's maritime career commenced in the ship agency, terminal operating and stevedoring industry sectors; later managing a division of Sea-Land Service operating project cargo vessels and then opened new companies operating foreign flag chartered vessels as well as owning & operating U.S. Flag break-bulk/container vessels.
He is the Founder & Managing Member of Maritime Transport & Logistics Advisors, LLC ("Maritime Advisors"), a consulting group of well known hands-on experienced professionals with diversified maritime transportation, logistics and corporate expertise.
Mark has provided consulting, research, analysis & advisory services to the commercial maritime transportation & logistics industry, as well as to government agencies, Port Authorities and the financial industry; the company has assisted in new company start-ups; business development, feasibility studies; government & labor relations; financial analysis, financial modeling, business plans & logistics advice and is well known nationally for their work in Short Sea Shipping/Marine Highways.
He has been a consultant to the U.S. Maritime Administration's (MARAD) Short Sea Shipping Initiative; Chairman & Founding Member of the Marine Highway's Cooperative (formally SCOOP); active member of the Coastwise Coalition in Washington, D.C.; Associate Member of the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA); the Gulf of Mexico States Accord (GOMSA); Committee member of the former Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council (MTSNAC) - Intermodal Infrastructure and Capacity committee & Waterways Committee; member of the Florida Maritime Leadership Coalition and a number of other maritime transportation organizations and associations.
Mark is frequently invited to speak at industry conferences and seminars addressing short sea shipping/America's Marine Highways; recently participated in a Congressional Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Short Sea Transport Roundtable held in Washington, D.C. June 18, 2008; In February, 2007, he provided testimony on "The Development of Short Sea Shipping in the U.S." to the Congressional Subcommittee U.S.C.G. and Maritime Transportation, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Washington, D.C. - a hearing that led to inclusion of SST provisions in the Energy Independence and Security Act that was signed by President Bush, December, 2007. He was an invited presenter and participant in the two NSRP Hosts 'Shipbuilding Opportunities in Marine Highways' Workshops. He is co-author of a number of white papers on Short Sea Shipping and technology for ballast water treatment - a paper which was selected for presentation by IMO at a ballast water symposium in London.
His company, "Maritime Advisors" has been featured in the Journal of Commerce, Florida Shipper, Logistics Today, Seaports Press Review, American Journal of Transportation and other industry media being referred to as a "nationally recognized expert in short sea shipping" in the United States
"Maritime Advisors" was recently selected in January 2009 by HNTB to provide maritime expertise for a five (5) year on-call planning project for the NY/NJ Port Authority and was selected in March, 2009 by the Center for the Commercial Deployment of Transportation Technologies (CCDOTT) to develop a National America's Marine Highways R&D Plan. CCDoTT is California State University, Long Beach sponsored, government approved and supported R&D center dealing with maritime-related transportation issues on behalf of both commercial and military interests.
Some of his company's recent projects include - Foreign Case Studies of Ship Designs for the National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP); High Speed Vessel short sea financial route modeling and route identification for clients; operational advice for new short sea vessel designs; competitive analysis for new coastal and international services; extensive study for MARAD on Short Sea Shipping in the European Union; developed a unique Short Sea Shipping Probability Decision Tool which was honored by the Transportation Research Board (TRB) for presentation at the TRB's 2006 Annual Meeting - "Meet the Author's Session" in Washington, D.C.; produced a Short Sea Shipping Probability study for Port Canaveral; and a panelist addressing Short Sea Shipping at the TRB's 2008 Annual Summer Conference.